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Pharrell's publicist says singer had 'no knowledge' of Newry gig

BED Nightclub in Newry believed they had booked the Happy singer for Saturday 5 July.

A CO DOWN nightclub is investigating after Pharrell Williams said he had “no knowledge” of a highly-publicised gig at the venue.

A spokesman for the Happy singer has said he was never booked to perform at BED Nightclub in Newry.

A poster for the event, due to take place on 5 July, began doing the rounds on social media earlier this week.

In a now-deleted Facebook post, the nightclub acknowledged that the event might be surprising to some:

As you can see we have tagged Pharrell’s official Facebook and our artwork has his official logo (I Am Other)! THIS IS 100% LEGITIMATE OR HIS LEGAL TEAM WOULD DEMAND THAT WE REMOVE IT!

pharrellnewry Source: Facebook/BED Newry

However earlier today, the nightclub announced that the event would not be going ahead “due to external factors outside [their] control”.

Pharrell was booked for the venue through Cavan-based booking agency Ask 1, but the club said the booking could not be “fulfilled”.


In a post on BED Newry’s Facebook page Ask 1 said that though they acted in “good faith”, due to circumstances beyond their control Pharrell would not be performing at the club on 5 July.

Due to external factors outside of our control we have become aware that the event will not be taking place and we can categorically confirm that Pharrell Williams will not be attending the premier venue BED Nightclub on 5 July 2014.
All promotions and advertising had been undertaken in good faith and on the basis of negotiations that had taken place up to 25 June 2014.

BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend - Glasgow Source: Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

In a statement given to DailyEdge.ie, a spokesman for Pharrell said:

Pharrell is not affiliated with this event and he and his team have no knowledge of it; unfortunately it appears to be a fraud.

The nightclub has said that all customers who purchased tickets to the event will be refunded in full.

DailyEdge.ie attempted to contact Ask 1 for comment, but were referred to their solicitors.

Previously: So Pharrell is making an appearance at a nightclub in Newry next week>

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